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Mrs. Gilliland from Greeley CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Manipulating Math

Help me give my students the opportunity to master math through manipulation! Students that use manipulatives, such as the Ten Frames Trays, money and fraction games are increasing their number sense and developing a solid mathematical foundation!

  • $1,381 goal

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My Students

My students walk through the door every morning with a positive attitude, love for learning, and eagerness to begin a new day! I want them to know that they are capable of great things and that they can be anything they want to be. They are mathematicians, readers, authors, scientists, historians, and explorers. But in a noisy world, I want them to know that most of all, they are heard.

I work in a large school where the backgrounds, abilities, and needs of my students are extremely diverse.

Some of my students are living in poverty, while others are still learning English. Some are reading many levels above grade level, while others have behavior struggles. However, one thing rings true for all of my 22 students - they love learning and they want to be the very best version of themselves. My students set personal and academic goals for themselves and they work extremely hard every year to achieve their goals.

My Project

Students that engage in using math manipulatives are increasing their number sense and developing a solid mathematical foundation!

Math manipulatives build students' confidence by giving them a way to test and confirm their reasoning.

If students have physical evidence of how their thinking works, their understanding is more robust. Math manipulatives help make abstract ideas concrete. Manipulative materials serve as concrete models for students to use to solve problems. Manipulatives make learning math interesting and enjoyable. These tools give students an engaging way to solve a problem with colorful and interestingly shaped blocks. Manipulatives intrigue and motivate while helping students learn.

With the tools such as the Learning Resources Connecting Ten-Frame trays and base ten blocks offer the students a concrete representation of numbers. Having Magnetic Tile Building blocks and the Learning Advantage set of mini geometric shapes allows students to understand and create three dimensional shapes. Math manipulatives like dice, decks of cards, and foam counters engage students in mathematical explorations and discoveries.

Please help my students gain the tools they need to be successful mathematicians!

Mrs. Gilliland
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 22 students.

15 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Connecting Ten-Frame Trays, 165 Pieces • Amazon Business $15.29 25 $382.25
Edx Education School Friendly Playing Cards Set Of 8 Decks • Amazon Business $37.80 4 $151.20
Differentiated Base Ten Blocks, Class Set of 488, Includes 4 Base Ten Place Value Mats • Amazon Business $81.99 1 $81.99
Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Set by idoot Educational Toys for Kids with Storage Bag - 64pcs • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
ETA hand2mind Foam Two-Color Counters Classroom Bulk Kit • Amazon Business $34.84 1 $34.84
25 Count Assorted Pack of 20 Sided Dice - Multi Colored Assortment of D20 Polyhedral Dice • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
ETA hand2mind Wood Meterstick/Yardstick (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game, 8 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources LER6644 Giant Magnetic Ten-Frame Set, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Didax Educational Resources Place Value Flip Stand • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Sums in Space - An Addition & Subtraction Math Game for Kids • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Learning Resources Pizza Fraction Fun Game, 13 Fraction Pizzas • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
ETA hand2mind Foam Place Value Disks - 10 Values (Pack of 875) • Amazon Business $17.62 1 $17.62
Learning Resources Play Money, 150 Pieces • Amazon Business $8.75 2 $17.50
Learning Advantage 7749 Mini Geometric Solids Set Of 403D Shapes • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
CLUMSY THIEF in the Candy Shop - Adding to 20 Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Junior Learning 50 Money Activities • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Money Activity Set, 102 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
fosa Electric Pencil Sharpener, Automatic Rechargeble Pencil Sharpener with Heavy Duty Blades Auto-stop Feature for Children, Teens, Adult(Blue) • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Learning Advantage CTU7410 Base Ten Units, Yellow - Set of 100 • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Charles Leonard Plastic Ruler, Double Bevel, 12 Inches, Translucent Assorted Colors, 36-Pack (77336) • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
ETA hand2mind Foam 3-Color, Dot Dice (Set of 72) • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
Learning Resources Answer Buzzers, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Kraft Tool SLAYS36 Professional Yard Stick • Amazon Business $12.03 1 $12.03
Learning Advantage 7293 Ten Frames Playing cards, Grade: Kindergarten to 2 • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Learning Resources Pop For Addition & Subtraction Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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